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Attractions Management 2014 issue 3
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7 Editor’s letter

Here comes China

As China opens up to the West, the nation’s attractions are booming, with existing attractions reporting record attendances and new museums, theme parks and science centres planned

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12 Theme parks News

Wait over for Ratatouille fans as ride opens

After a near five-year wait, the highly anticipated Ratatouille attraction opened on 10 July at Disneyland Paris

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13 Visitor Attractions News

Obama pushes US

US President Barack Obama is aiming to draw an additional 30 million tourists to the country each year by promoting national visitor attractions

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15 Waterparks News

Cartoon Network waterpark opens

Cartoon Network’s first branded waterpark opens in August to invited guests and annual pass holders in Bang Saray

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16 Science Centres News

Abu Dhabi centre aims to inspire

Plans for a new science centre in Abu Dhabi have been revealed by the country’s Technology Development Committee (TDC), offering more than 200 interactive exhibits as part of a campaign to get more young children interested in science

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18 Zoos & Aquariums News

Zurich Zoo’s elephant ‘aquarium’

Visitors to Switzerland’s Zurich Zoo can now get up close and personal with the park’s six Indian elephants following the opening of the $63.3m (£37.8m, €46.7m) Kaeng Krachan elephant park, which welcomed its first guests on 8 June

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20 Museums & Galleries News

George Lucas picks Chicago for museum

Chicago has been selected as home for the much sought-after George Lucas museum, with the city narrowly pipping bids from Los Angeles and San Francisco

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22 Heritage News

Star Wars flies into Ireland heritage row

UNESCO has voiced concerns about whether appropriate authorisation was granted for the use of World Heritage site Skellig Michael as a film set for the latest instalment in the Star Wars franchise

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24 Teamworking

The Art of Collaboration

Merlin’s Mark Fisher talks about working with Hollywood studio DreamWorks on the upcoming Shrek-themed midways, how to spot a winning IP and the importance of creative collaboration

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30 Talking Point

Whose Museum Is It Anyway?

Five experts debate how museums can tackle the controversial issue of balancing the needs of the visitor with their curatorial responsibilities

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36 Analysis

TEA/AECOM Enduring Appeal

Theme park attendance for 2013 reached an all-time high, and museums worldwide performed well. AECOM’s economics experts crunch the numbers

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42 Theme Parks

Oceans of Fun

Chimelong International Ocean Resort is a big development on a small island. Will its proximity to the gambling haven of Macau be a help or a hindrance?

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46 Museums

Virtual Visits

Europe’s biggest museum conference looks at how technology and the digital revolution can enhance the attraction. We report from the event in Newcastle, UK

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50 Technology

Face Reality

As Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg buys Oculus VR and its Rift device, we look at how far VR has come, and ask whether it has a place in the attractions industry

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On the cover…: Facebook buys Oculus Rift and keeps the faith in VR Technology
56 Profile

Sarah Maltby

As Jorvik turns 30, director Sarah Maltby talks about keeping archaeology at the heart of what the Viking centre does, and moving with the times

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60 Storytelling

Inside Story

Abu Dhabi’s Yas Waterworld draws on the local culture to create a narrative journey for its visitors. Atkins Global tells us about an innovative approach

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66 Interview

Rick Schwartz

San Diego Zoo Global ambassador on the Tiger Trail and conservation initiatives

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70 Promotional Feature

Euro Attractions Show

The Euro Attractions Show is just around the corner

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72 Show preview

Euro Attractions Show

Looking forward to EAS in Amsterdam

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76 Conference Report

Science Centre World Summit 2014

Declarations signed, topics debated in our report from Technopolis

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78 Gallery Design

Play to the Gallery

A global round-up of the best projects and renovations from leading firms

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82 Company Profile Promotion

Triotech

Triotech Celebrating 15 Years of Success

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84 Audioguides & Apps

Grand Tours

The best in visitor guides

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87 Light & Sound

Light Fantastic

Castles and Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall transformed by light and sound

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90 Attractions-kit

Product Focus

The latest from the waterpark industry

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COMPANY PROFILES
Painting With Light

By combining lighting, video, scenic and architectural elements, sound and special effects we tell s [more...]
Simworx Ltd

The company was initially established in 1997. Terry Monkton and Andrew Roberts are the key stakeh [more...]
Antonio Zamperla Spa

Founded in 1966, the Antonio Zamperla SPA is privately owned by Mr Alberto Zamperla. Located in Vi [more...]
TOR Systems Ltd

TOR Systems have been in this business since 1981. [more...]
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FEATURED SUPPLIER

Triotech and Benoit Cornet’s Bold Move to collaborate on breakthrough innovative media-based attractions
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Attractions Management 2014 issue 3
Download PDF
View Turning Pages
Subscribe
Magazine archive
7 Editor’s letter

Here comes China

As China opens up to the West, the nation’s attractions are booming, with existing attractions reporting record attendances and new museums, theme parks and science centres planned

View in digital edition
View online
12 Theme parks News

Wait over for Ratatouille fans as ride opens

After a near five-year wait, the highly anticipated Ratatouille attraction opened on 10 July at Disneyland Paris

View in digital edition

13 Visitor Attractions News

Obama pushes US

US President Barack Obama is aiming to draw an additional 30 million tourists to the country each year by promoting national visitor attractions

View in digital edition

15 Waterparks News

Cartoon Network waterpark opens

Cartoon Network’s first branded waterpark opens in August to invited guests and annual pass holders in Bang Saray

View in digital edition

16 Science Centres News

Abu Dhabi centre aims to inspire

Plans for a new science centre in Abu Dhabi have been revealed by the country’s Technology Development Committee (TDC), offering more than 200 interactive exhibits as part of a campaign to get more young children interested in science

View in digital edition

18 Zoos & Aquariums News

Zurich Zoo’s elephant ‘aquarium’

Visitors to Switzerland’s Zurich Zoo can now get up close and personal with the park’s six Indian elephants following the opening of the $63.3m (£37.8m, €46.7m) Kaeng Krachan elephant park, which welcomed its first guests on 8 June

View in digital edition

20 Museums & Galleries News

George Lucas picks Chicago for museum

Chicago has been selected as home for the much sought-after George Lucas museum, with the city narrowly pipping bids from Los Angeles and San Francisco

View in digital edition

22 Heritage News

Star Wars flies into Ireland heritage row

UNESCO has voiced concerns about whether appropriate authorisation was granted for the use of World Heritage site Skellig Michael as a film set for the latest instalment in the Star Wars franchise

View in digital edition

24 Teamworking

The Art of Collaboration

Merlin’s Mark Fisher talks about working with Hollywood studio DreamWorks on the upcoming Shrek-themed midways, how to spot a winning IP and the importance of creative collaboration

View in digital edition
View online
30 Talking Point

Whose Museum Is It Anyway?

Five experts debate how museums can tackle the controversial issue of balancing the needs of the visitor with their curatorial responsibilities

View in digital edition
View online
36 Analysis

TEA/AECOM Enduring Appeal

Theme park attendance for 2013 reached an all-time high, and museums worldwide performed well. AECOM’s economics experts crunch the numbers

View in digital edition
View online
42 Theme Parks

Oceans of Fun

Chimelong International Ocean Resort is a big development on a small island. Will its proximity to the gambling haven of Macau be a help or a hindrance?

View in digital edition
View online
46 Museums

Virtual Visits

Europe’s biggest museum conference looks at how technology and the digital revolution can enhance the attraction. We report from the event in Newcastle, UK

View in digital edition
View online
50 Technology

Face Reality

As Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg buys Oculus VR and its Rift device, we look at how far VR has come, and ask whether it has a place in the attractions industry

View in digital edition
View online
On the cover…: Facebook buys Oculus Rift and keeps the faith in VR Technology
56 Profile

Sarah Maltby

As Jorvik turns 30, director Sarah Maltby talks about keeping archaeology at the heart of what the Viking centre does, and moving with the times

View in digital edition
View online
60 Storytelling

Inside Story

Abu Dhabi’s Yas Waterworld draws on the local culture to create a narrative journey for its visitors. Atkins Global tells us about an innovative approach

View in digital edition
View online
66 Interview

Rick Schwartz

San Diego Zoo Global ambassador on the Tiger Trail and conservation initiatives

View in digital edition
View online
70 Promotional Feature

Euro Attractions Show

The Euro Attractions Show is just around the corner

View in digital edition
View online
72 Show preview

Euro Attractions Show

Looking forward to EAS in Amsterdam

View in digital edition
View online
76 Conference Report

Science Centre World Summit 2014

Declarations signed, topics debated in our report from Technopolis

View in digital edition
View online
78 Gallery Design

Play to the Gallery

A global round-up of the best projects and renovations from leading firms

View in digital edition
View online
82 Company Profile Promotion

Triotech

Triotech Celebrating 15 Years of Success

View in digital edition
View online
84 Audioguides & Apps

Grand Tours

The best in visitor guides

View in digital edition
View online
87 Light & Sound

Light Fantastic

Castles and Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall transformed by light and sound

View in digital edition
View online
90 Attractions-kit

Product Focus

The latest from the waterpark industry

View in digital edition
View online
LATEST NEWS
Disney to open Avengers Campus at Disneyland California on 4 June
Disney has confirmed that it will open its long-awaited Avengers Campus at the Disneyland California resort in Anaheim on 4 June 2021.
World's top 100 museums and galleries suffer 77 per cent fall in visits during pandemic
The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in visits to the world's top 100 museums and galleries falling by three quarters.
Chinese attractions industry entering 'growth phase'
The Chinese visitor attractions market is set to bounce back from the pandemic with significant growth over the coming years.
BRC founder Bob Rogers: '2021 will see a surge in our industry'
Bob Rogers, the founder of BRC Imagination Arts, has predicted that the visitor attraction industry will see a "surge in interest" during 2021, as the global tourism industry begins its slow journey to recovery.
REVEALED: IMG to operate 'glass elevator' chimney lift experience at Battersea in 2022
Global entertainments and events firm IMG has signed a contract to operate the Chimney Lift Experience at the Battersea Power Station.
Visits to leading UK attractions fell by 70 per cent in 2020
The UK's major visitor attractions recorded just 45.4 million visits during 2020 – a 70 per cent fall from the 151.3 million visits they received in 2019.
Warner Bros will tap into Japan's 'intense fandom' when Harry Potter tour opens in 2023
In August 2020, Warner Bros announced plans to open a Harry Potter Studio Tour in Japan – the second such attraction following the hugely popular studio experience in London, UK.
Christian Lachel appointed chief creative officer at BRC Imagination Arts
Global design and production agency BRC Imagination Arts has appointed Christian Lachel as chief creative officer, taking over the role from BRC founder Bob Rogers.
Work completed on iconic M+ museum designed by Herzog & de Meuron’s in Hong Kong
Construction work has been completed on the M+ museum building in Hong Kong, ahead of its grand opening later this year.
First images revealed of David Walliams' Gangsta Granny ride at Alton Towers
Merlin Entertainments has revealed images of the new Gangsta Granny: The Ride at its Alton Towers theme park in Staffordshire, UK.
International design challenge offers US$20k prize
A new international design challenge has been launched this month, inviting freelance designers in the themed entertainment to pitch their concepts for the next immersive, story-based experience.
'Oscars Museum' to host programme of virtual events ahead of September 2021 opening
The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles has announced a busy programme of virtual events ahead of its grand opening later this year.
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COMPANY PROFILES
Painting With Light

By combining lighting, video, scenic and architectural elements, sound and special effects we tell s [more...]
Simworx Ltd

The company was initially established in 1997. Terry Monkton and Andrew Roberts are the key stakeh [more...]
Antonio Zamperla Spa

Founded in 1966, the Antonio Zamperla SPA is privately owned by Mr Alberto Zamperla. Located in Vi [more...]
TOR Systems Ltd

TOR Systems have been in this business since 1981. [more...]
+ More profiles  
FEATURED SUPPLIER

Triotech and Benoit Cornet’s Bold Move to collaborate on breakthrough innovative media-based attractions
Triotech has announced a breakthrough alliance with Benoit Cornet and Bold Move to bring a new collaborative approach to the design of media-based attractions – with an emphasis on adding value for operators. [more...]
VIDEO GALLERY

Animalive - Introducing AnimaChat!
Introducing AnimaChat, one operator can live-stream into multiple venues. Find out more...
More videos:
+ More videos  

CATALOGUE GALLERY
+ More catalogues  
DIRECTORY
+ More directory  
DIARY

 

05-07 May 2021

TEA SATE Europe 2020

PortAventura World, Tarragona, Spain
09 Jun 2021

IAAPA Expo Asia 2021

The Venetian Macao, Macao, China
+ More diary  
 


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